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Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"
Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"

New Research Initative: "Climate Change Responses and Societies" (CCRS, 2019-2030)

Created in 2008, the International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIRP) is a world leader in respect of information,  communication and training on matters related to climate change.  

Apart from a robust publications strategy which has been documenting and promoting experiences, projects and field-based work on climate change adaptation by means of the Climate Change Management Series over the past decade,  ICCIRP is the leading provider of training on climate change issues,  organising a variety of events on various themes, and catering for the information needs of a diversity of stakeholders and social groups round the world.

The forthcoming events can be seen here.


As part of its  mandate and strategy, ICCIRP is now leading a long-term research  initiative titled "Climate Change Responses and Societies" (CCRS)  As the title implies, this new initiative intends to investigate,  analyse, test and support the deployment of appropriate responses to the many challenges a changing climate poses to societies.  This will consider, among other things, aspects of  poverty alleviation, gaineful employment and income generation, social inclusion, health, gender issues and  sustainable development and livelihoods of communities and societies.

The primary focus of the initiative CCRS is developing countries.   But this does not preclude it from engaging in initiatives in industrialised nations, since they too suffer from a wide  range of  climate change impacts,  and also need to pursue adequate responses.

CCRS  will run from March 2019 to February 2030, and will direct support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 13 (Climate Action) while at the same time contributing to the other SDGs. Apart from contract-based work, it will perform a variety of commissioned studies and will document and disseminate experiences deriving from case studies and pilot projects. A group of 50 leading climate experts working at institutions in Europe, North America, Latin America, Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Pacific region are affiliated with CCRS, offering  a formidable body of knowledge and expertise covering all releant areas in the field of climate change adaptation. 

CCERs  will operate hand in hand with universities and research centres, with UN bodies, international development and donor agencies, development banks  and national governments, which may benefit from  in-depth knowledge and expertise in the design, monitoring and implementation of technically adequate,  scientifically valid, socially just and ethically acceptable climate change adaptation  responses. Further details on CCREs can be obtain by  contacting the ICCIRP office in Hamburg. We welcome the opportunity to explore cooperation and joint initiatives with organisations working in the field of adaptation responses, and sharing the same interests.

Letzte Änderung: 19.02.19

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